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Security Fix: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

Task Force Shapes ID Theft Policy

A viral epidemic of consumer identity fraud and data theft prompted President Bush last year to create a task force charged with crafting proposals to marshal Uncle Sam's resources to prevent identity fraud, assist victims and more aggressively prosecute those...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 15, 2007; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Tracking the Password Thieves

The Washington Post today ran a story I wrote about an epidemic of data theft being fueled by password-stealing viruses and phishing attacks. In some ways, the story behind the reporting that went into the piece is just as interesting,...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 14, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Apple Releases a Bushel of Software Patches

Today turned out to be "Patch Tuesday" after all, only the security updates were released by Apple instead of Microsoft. Apple issued security updates to plug at least 46 separate security holes in its operating system and other software. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 13, 2007; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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QuickTime Security Update Taxes Some Mac Users

Some computer users running Apple Mac OS X are having a bit of a taxing time with the TurboTax software after installing a recent security update for Apple's QuickTime media player. The QuickTime update, released last week, effectively prevents a...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 12, 2007; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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